Cachepilot Upgrade

In the next couple of weeks we will be doing a further upgrade of your Cachepilot, scheduled for the early hours of the morning that takes you from code revision 5.2.0 to 5.2.5.  The upshot of this is that it makes your system compatible with the new ReportPilot we’re attempting to roll out.  This upgrade shouldn’t have any impact on the availability of your system other than for a period of about 5 minutes between the hours of midnight and 4AM, but is a heads up just in case.  We will post a further update before the upgrade goes out.

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MEWAN Status Update

We lost a server in our SQUID farm recently, which in English means that part of our infrastructure that provides you with filtered internet access died.  As we designed our system to tolerate this kind of failure, you should have only noticed a slight drop in performance, if you noticed anything at all.  We will be repairing the hardware as soon as possible.

Network Status

Anti-Virus Update: Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0.5

The latest version of Symantec Antivirus Software for schools is now available to download from the MEWAN Support pages (v11.0.5).  Click here to access them.

Instructions are provided on the web page on how to install this update. MEWAN does not provide support to your local network in school.  You should liase your network support to deploy this update.

NB: The AV software is only available to MEWAN subscribing schools. If you experence problems with accessing these, please contact the MEWAN Helpdesk on 234 7787 or support@mewan.net

Anti-Virus

Cachepilot Upgrades

While most schools were upgraded to the latest version of the Equiinet Cachepilot over the summer, a couple of dozen remain to be upgraded.  The latest code brings with it various improvements, the biggest being support for Windows Server 2008.

Our tech team will be in touch with your ICT co-ordinator or support team to ensure that your server is setup correctly to work with the upgrades.  Once properly set-up, the upgrade will involve a reboot that will drop your connectivity for around 5 minutes.

Network Status, Project Update

Cachepilot Upgrades - Windows Server 2008

The latest cachepilot software now supports integration with Windows Server 2008.  Upgrades have been tested and rolled out to many schools now successfully.  If you are planning on implementing Windows Server 2008, you must contact us to let us know.  We can make sure your box is upgraded and that the process goes smoothly.

MEWAN Support Team on 0161 234 7787 and support@mewan.net

Project Update

Anti-Virus Software Update

The latest version of Symantec Antivirus Software for schools is now available to download from the MEWAN Support pages (v11.0.4202).  Click here to access them.

Instructions are provided on the web page on how to install this update. MEWAN does not provide support to your local network in school.  You should liase your network support to deploy this update.

NB: The AV software is only available to MEWAN subscribing schools. If you experence problems with accessing these, please contact the MEWAN Helpdesk on 234 7787 or support@mewan.net

Anti-Virus

Google Issue

Due to a virus, a machine on the network has generated today, 287,000 Google Search requests.  Unsurprisingly, this has meant Google is now treating us with a degree of suspicion.  As a result, you may seem some search requests failing.  The problem machine has been blocked, and we should soon be able to resolve the issue.  The majority of search requests with Google should be fine.

Network Status

Windows Server 2008

We will be trialling an update of the latest Cachepilot software which should now support Windows Server 2008 for AD integration.  We’ll let you know how it goes!

New Service, Project Update

New Look Connection Support Area

The MEWANsupport area was looking tired, and documents were out of date.  We’ve given it a new look and added our policy documents.  We’ll be updating the site further soon, with extra documents and cachepilot manuals.

Project Update

TechBlog Refresh …

The TechBlog has been refreshed to bring it’s styling inline with the MEWAN Support area …

Regards,
MEWAN TechBlog Admin

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